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Joseph "Sonny" Lemelle

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Joseph "Sonny" Lemelle Obituary
Joseph "Sonny" Lemelle

SCOTT - Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette for Joseph "Sonny" Lemelle, age 70, who passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 at his residence in Scott.

Interment will be in Evangeline Memorial Gardens in Carencro.

Mr. Lemelle was a native of Leonville and a resident of Scott. He was previously employed with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; with ULL 30 years and retired in January 1997. Mr. Lemelle was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Lafayette and a member of IFBS Lodge of Prairie Laurent.

Cherishing his memory are his wife of 35 years, Barbara Lemelle, three children, Kirt Lemelle and wife Cynthia, Kathy Robinson and husband Malik, Martha "Martini" Lemelle - (Keith), and a longtime friend (who he loved as a son) - Curtis Bossier Sr.; 8 siblings, Rodney Lemelle and wife, Yvonne, Evangeline Lemelle, Viola Lemelle, Debra Lemelle, Brenda Lemelle, Velma Singleton, Lucy Auzenne, Linda Begnaud and husband Philip Sr., Brother In Law Nelson Auzenne and wife Sandra, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and a host of family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Velton Lemelle, Sr., and the former Marie Marcianne Auzenne; one daughter, Judy Ann Lemelle; one brother, Roy Lemelle; four sisters, Dolores Ann Lemelle Mayfield, Geraldine Auzenne, Jean Auzenne, Augustine Auzenne, and two great grandchildren.

The family requests that visiting hours be observed at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette from 8:00 a.m. Wednesday until service time on Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Lafayette.

Pallbearers will be Philip Begnaud Jr., Logan Jim Bossier, Curtis Bossier Jr., Kendall Lemelle, Kevin Phillips, and John Carmouche. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nelson Auzenne, Malik Ismail, Kirt Lemelle, Curtis Bossier Sr., June Singleton, Kevin Lemelle, and Rodney Lemelle.

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Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 21, 2014
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